John William Austin,Lt. Col. USAF Ret. born on January 29, 1923 in Cleveland OH, died on Sunday, April 30, 2006, at his home in Irvine, California, surrounded by his devoted family.
Preceded in death by his beloved wife, ALLA, and an infant daughter, Diana. He is survived by his loving daughters, Margaret Austin and her partner, Brenda Gaines, of Dayton, OH, Joanne Lorton of Irvine, CA, Barbara Austin of Santa Ana, CA, and a loving son, John R. Austin of Irvine, CA.
John proudly served his country in World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Viet Nam War. After retirement he was very involved in his local homeowners’ association UCA and other neighborhood activities. He and Alla also supported St. Innocent’s Orphanage in Mexico through their church.
John will be greatly missed by his family and friends scattered all over the world.
A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with the Trisagion Memorial Service held at 7:00 PM at O’Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Pkwy., Laguna Hills California.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 10:00 AM at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, 4949 Alton Pkwy., Irvine, California.
An Interment immediately follows at El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest, California.